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Your 2-day private tour starts with a pickup at the pier between 7 and 7.30am after you clear the customs.  Our representative will meet you with TJ sign and introduce you to your guide. The exact sequence of the tour depends on the museums' working hours and tickets availability. Below you will see a general itinerary. On the first day you will visit the Fountain park with Catherine palace, including the unique Amber Hall that was completely restored after the WWII. Two cathedrals in the city center will give you an insight into the history of Romanov dynasty ruling the country for more than 300 years.

10-10:30am: Travel to Petergof by hydrofoil 
10:30-12pm: Guided tour of the Fountain Park. Walk in the Peterhof Lower Fountain Park
12-1pm: Traditional Russian lunch (optional)
1-2pm: Driving to Tsars’ Village
2-3:30pm: Guided tour of Catherine Palace with the Amber Room
3:30-4:30pm: Drive back to the city. Visit a subway station 
4:30-5pm: Guided tour of the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood 
5:15-6pm: Guided tour of Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral
6:30pm: Return to the ship or evening optional program

Day 2:

The second day begins with a pickup at 8am. Highlights of day two include an early access to the Hermitage and a guided tour of Yusupov Palace, noted as the place where Rasputin was murdered 

8:30-9:30am: Boat ride along the rivers and canals 
9:45-12pm: Guided tour of the Hermitage Museum (Early entrance, before official opening hours) 
12:30-1:15pm: Traditional Russian lunch (optional)
1:30-2:30pm: Guided tour of St Isaac cathedral. Time for shopping
3-4:30pm: Guided tour of Yusupov Palace
5pm: Return to the ship

Please note:

  • The timing and sequence of the museum visits are approximate and depend on the days of the week
  • The sequence of the tour can be changed by your guide due the traffic and museums days closed
  • In order to minimize the flow of tourists inside the museum, the Hermitage authorities reserve the right to adjust the entrance time slot
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Group shore excursions can sometimes feel rigid and impersonal. This private guided tour of St. Petersburg offers the flexibility to customize according to your interests and spends two days exploring so that you get a comprehensive view of the city and its surroundings. Visit such landmarks as the Hermitage and Catherine Palace, and enjoy a scenic canal cruise.
  • Private tour exclusively for your party: Skip the crowded group tours
  • Flexibility to customize the itinerary to your own interests
  • Includes a canal cruise, hydrofoil ride, and all admission fees
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from the port of St. Petersburg
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Superb from start to finish

We did a 2 day private tour in St. Petersburg using a Mercedes van that is equipped with a wheelchair lift. This allowed me to remain in my wheelchair at all times. Our experience was fantastic from start to finish. Communication prior to our tour...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
St. Petersburg two days tour

Me and my husband had booked from Kuwait-We did a 2 day tour with TJ travel and it was the best value tours we have done. Our guide Katya was great, knowledgeable spoke very good English. Travel by Hydrofoil to Peterhof, Hermitage Museum early entry...More

Thank dvkumar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cruise to Baltic

We were on a Baltic Cruise and booked 3 tours with TJ Travel. We booked group tours for Berlin and Stockholm. We booked a private tour for just the 4 of us in St. Petersburg. The tour of Berlin was wonderful and worth the 3...More

Thank KateRyder
Reviewed 10 July 2018
Absolutely Fantastic Tour with the Best Tour Guide Ever!!!

We so enjoyed our tour with our exceptionally knowledgeable and friendly tour guide Polina Koulyguina! We did the private 2-day Highlights of Russia shore excursion tour while on our cruise and couldn’t have asked for a better guide or experience. Polina took us to all...More

Thank Pam H
Reviewed 27 June 2018
Amazing Experience

After doing much research, we opted to book a private two day tour with TJ while on a Baltic cruise. From the very first phone call, we were impressed with the attention to detail. All e-mails were promptly answered and all questions thoroughly addressed. We...More

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